1. More Wood
Less concrete and more wood will be used in home construction to reduce its carbon footprint. Companies are even working on developing wood species that are fire-resistant and that can support three to four times current loads to be able to build upward. Ingenious!
2. Denser Neighbourhoods
Speaking of multistorey building, neighbourhoods will continue to densify in order to limit environmentally damaging urban sprawl. Consequently, residences will be smaller and often take the form of condominiums. Easier to heat and cool, such homes will likewise be more energy efficient, which is as good for the planet as it is for the wallet.
3. A Smart Oven in the Kitchen
Home chefs will want to acquire an automated device with touchscreen and voice activation. The features will include cameras pointed at the stove to watch videos (cooking tutorials, for example) or to help you upload content to your social media channels.